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steal valuables from this jewelry store. surveillance video shows the young boy crawling behind a display case and mom pointing out what she wants. he managed to get about $30,000 worth of jewels according to police. mom faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor if she's caught. turning now to that rare 4.1 earthquake that rattled the east coast. >> it was felt all the way from virginia to new england. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: surrounded by new jersey, philadelphia and baltimore, it was centered northeast of dover, delaware, more than four miles under the surface. >> i heard a loud bang and saw the fence in front of us shake. >> our neighbor came running out wanting to know if we felt it. i didn't feel it, but i heard it. >> reporter: unlike the west coast, quakes are somewhat rare in the northeast and mid-atlantic. >> we have seen earthquakes in every state of the eastern seaboard, with the exception of florida.
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i don't think that you are immune. you just get them a lot less often. >> reporter: the quake, 200 miles from the epicenter of the august 2011, 5.8 virginia quake, which rattled washington, d.c., causing $200 million to $300 million in damage to the washington mop ewement, the washington cathedral and 600 residential properties. dover tells us there were no reports of damages or injuries there. in fact, this earthquake may not have caused any serious damage. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> what are you doing? >> earthquake. >> oh, i see. it's okay. we're going to be all right. >> we're not used to that out here. >> this is like when other areas get snow and buffalo just laughs. the west coast is laughing at the east coast right now, freaking out over this. >> cecelia vega laughed at us. you know what else is called an earthquake? ed sheeran and beyonce. and prince george's christmas list directly to santa. "the skinny" is coming up next.
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♪ so skinny time for "the skinny," starting with ed sheeran's new remix of "perfect." and he's getting a little help with this one. he is. the original song appears on his third album. and the new version augments his soulful sway with an acoustic guitar duet and beyonce. take a listen. ♪ i found a man ♪ stronger than anyone i know ♪ he shares my dreams ♪ i hope that someday we'll share our home ♪ >> woo! >> yeah. >> so nice. >> that's good stuff. >> by the way, this isn't the first time sheeran and beyonce have collaborated. they performed "drunken love" together two years ago. and they were on stage at the grammys. >> sheeran also told jimmy
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fallon that he hung out with bowon say and jay-z over pizza. >> basically, they're besties. >> i would like to go to their house for pizza. there i said it. >> by the way, ed sheeran's the man. he's like bff with everybody. >> taylor swift, katy perry -- >> people from "game of thrones" fans. >> that's true. people from "game of thrones," they love ed sheeran. next, to the sexiest santa claus ever. my best friend, dwayne the rock johnson stripped-down to his santa vest and brought the little hat and candy cane for the latest cover of "entertainment weekly." >> last year, the sexiest man alive called him self dewanta claus, telling the magazine, let's spread some much-needed holiday joy. he likes tequila, have that ready when he comes down the chimney. >> got it. i will purchase tequila immediately. also, he's still the sexiest pan
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alive. just because "people" didn't rate him that doesn't mean it's not true. >> right. meanwhile, johnson's production company hit the record for most cereal boxes toppled, 2,686 boxes in total. the cereal is all being sent to local los angeles charities that feed the homeless. >> nice. is my cinnamon toast crunch in there? can i get a few boxes of that? >> i've got lots of tequila, dewanta. just saying. >> under the desk here. next, because you're third if line for the british throne does not mean you don't have a christmas list for santa. >> that's right. prince william personally delivered his 4-year-old's christmas list to santa. >> he said he has it written down. should i do this in an english accent? >> yes, please. >> he hasn't written down many requests, so i think one request is probably -- okay. >> i wish we could turn the cameras around to get our floor manager's facial expression right now.
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>> pip, pip, cheerio. >> laughing hysterically. >> i'm sorry. >> that is the worst british accent. >> i didn't say the hip, hip cheerio. >> young prince george reportedly asked for one thing under the tree this year, a police car. he even left four of the five lines on the preprinted note conspicuously empty after circling nice on the list. now to a live tv moment that could have been a disaster. >> almost as bad as his accent. >> a scientist in australia was showing how to make a little rocket using liquid nitrogen when this happened. here. can you take a -- this just seems like it's going to go bad. >> standing by, totally harmless. >> oh! >> she pointed it down. don't do -- >> see, he gave it to her to hold but didn't quite tell her what to do with it. >> oh, yikes. >> and it nearly smacks her right in the face. we think this is tragic, our producers think it's hilarious.
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in the dark of night within blocks of each other. >> if he is found to be guilty, he should die. north korea says their new missile could reach the entire u.s. mainland with a nuclear warhead. >> the intercontinental ballistic missile stayed higher and longer than any missile ever tested by the north koreans. the icbm could potentially reach all the way across the continental u.s. >> i will only tell you that we will take care of it. it is a situation that we will handle. we have just learned that nbc's matt lauer has been fired and it's because of reports of, quote, inappropriate sexual behavior. >> this is a sad day here at "today" and nbc news. our colleague matt lauer has been terminated by this get network. >> lauer once gave an employee a sex toy and explicit note. another the female employee reportedly claims he summoned her to his office and dropped his pants. and they say he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. the american princess.
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prince harry asks a woman he met from the u.s. to be his wife. the history immediate, the first american who will now officially join the royal family. >> he got on one knee. >> she didn't let me finish. i was like, can i give you the ring? she goes, oh, yes, the ring. the little diamonds on the side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together. >> so we're learning some new secrets about the famous radio city rockette. >> if you want to be a rockette, you have to be ready to do 300 eye-high leg kicks. >> 300? >> 300. >> okay, ready? one, two, three. >> does that count? >> we made three. >> wow, good job. >> so -- >> work on that. >> we'll keep our night jobs, i suppose. finally, a celebrity sighting. >> oh, my gosh. >> we missed this in "the skinny." let's get back to it. very important. jason alexander had a big day. >> george costanza. >> did he say oh, my god, are you kenneth moten? >> he did say that.
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good morning. good morning. i'm kenneth moten in for kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here with some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." fired "today" show anchor matt lauer is facing a growing number of accusers from nbc. matt lauer is speaking out in the aftermath of those sexual allegations as new details emerge. we have a full report coming up. the undocumented immigrant charged with the shooting death of kate steinle in san francisco two years ago was found not guilty of murder. seniors did convict josene garcia zarante on a gun possession charge. u.s. immigration officials announce they will deport the mexican national. today marks world aids day, raising awareness of the aids pandemic and meant to support those living with aids-related illnesses and to mourn those who have passed.
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and good news for those of the popular west coast burger chain, in-n-out, announcing opening outlets in colorado. >> colorado? >> come on over here, guys. those are some of our top stories on this friday, december 1st. >> too far! from abc news, this is "world news now." >> can't go all the way to colorado for a burger. >> or can you? >> i like the way you said that. >> because we know in colorado that they have some recreational activities that will have them at in-n-out. >> to colorado shortly. but we're going to start this half hour off with the first comments from former nbc anchor matt lauer since he was fired over sexual misconduct allegations. >> with the number of accusers growing to as many as eight, he says he's ashamed and truly sorry. abc's linsey davis has more. >> reporter: 24 hours after his
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firing, the former "today" show host seen here in photos by dailymail.com, matt lauer now breaking his silence, saying in a statement, there are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain i have caused others by words and actions. to the people i was hurt, i am truly sorry. as i'm writing this, i realize the depth of the damage and disappointment i've left behind at home and at nbc. some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized. but there is enough truth too make my embarrassed and ashamed. the last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. it's been humbling. abc news has learned, since one colleague went to nbc about the conduct that began with the 2014 olympics in sochi -- >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. >> reporter: -- and continued after, at least two other women have made formal complaints about matt lauer to nbc news.
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one of those women went to the "new york times" with her allegation, saying that in 2001, lauer sexually assaulted her after summoning her to his office. she said lauer asked her to unbutton her blouse, which she did. at some point she says she passed out with her pants pulled halfway down. she woke up on the floor of his office and his assistant took her to the nurse. >> she says she does bear some responsibility for what happened but she felt like, you know, he was kind of using his power over her. >> reporter: according to "variety" magazine, several women say they complained to executives at the network about lauer's behavior which fell on deaf ears, given the lucrative advertising surrounding "today". the current management doubled down, releasing a statement unequivocally denying any prior knowledge of complaints about matt lauer's conduct. but "variety" magazine is questioning the validity of that
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statement. >> it is at odds with our reporting. we have talked to dozens of current and former staffers who say that there was general knowledge within all ranks of nbc, between staffers, other anchors that were on air with matt, knowing, detailing, speaking about what matt was doing, pursuing women. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to linsey there. calls for john conyers to resign are growing louder due to the sexual harassment claims against him. >> house speaker nancy pelosi made her position clear saying conyers should resign. pelosi's position was echoed by other democratic leaders, but conyers has shown no sign of stepping down. the 88-year-old is in a michigan hospital now with a stress-related illness. >> nancy pelosi did not elect the congressman and she sure as hell won't be the one to tell the congressman to leave. that decision will be completely up to the congressman. he's not thought about that.
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he's thinking about his health. >> and because conyers is in the hospital, his attorney reed said there will be no announcement today on what the lawmaker will do in next. last night, alabama senate candidate roy moore told a church audience that he doesn't hate gays and transgender people. instead, he says he hates sin. >> president trump will hold a campaign-style rally a week from tonight in pensacola, florida, under 20 miles from the alabama border, but his event will be four days before alabama voters go to the polls. meantime, this heckler at moore's church appearance on wednesday sparked a twitter battle between moore and jimmy kimmel. the guy doing the heckling is jay bird, a comedian kimmel sent to the event. >> come down here to alabama and do it man-to-man. >> kimmel replied, sounds great, roy, let me know when you get some christian values and i'll
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be there. kimmel went further on his show. >> i accept the invitation. i will come down there. what i'm going to do is -- i think you're going to like this, roy. i'm going to come down to gadsden, alabama, with a team of high school cheerleaders, okay? we'll meet you at the mall. don't worry. i can get you in. >> kimmel continued saying if moore could control himself around the cheerleaders, they could sit down in the mall's food court and discuss christian values. >> and he said if moore's use of the invitation man-to-man was for a fight, he would accept that, as well. kimmel claimed there's no one he would like to fight more than roy moore. things are getting heated. >> i didn't think that story was going to go quite -- >> as far as it did, right? >> yeah. senate republicans are making last-minute changes. to their tax reform bill.
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>> they're considering proposing rolling back some of the details after a congressional analyst said it would add to the nation's debt and a senate parliamentarian said it was not legal to call for automatic tax increase. >> to call this a circus would be an insult to circuses. >> it got a boost when senator john mccain signed on. but several other republicans are still not on board. there's some grim news from argentina on the search for a missing submarine. the argentine navy says it is no longer looking for survivors. 43 the men and one woman were on board the ara san juan when it went down on november 15th. an explosion was detected at the spot where the sub last made contact. it was believed the crew only had enough oxygen to last at most ten days. the man best known for his tv role as gomer pyle has died. jim nabors first appeared as the goofy marine during the 1960s
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comedy "the andy griffith show." then he got his own spinoff. nabors was known for singing "back home again in indiana." he died at his home in hawaii and was 87 years old. and the beloved emperor of japan plans to step aside. he will abdicate his throne at the end of april 2019. when it happens, it will be the first abdication in about 200 years. the emperor will be 85 then. his eldest son will take his place. the first holiday season of the trump presidency is officially under way. >> the president led the countdown last night before the first lady melania trump pushed the button to light the national christmas tree. >> the whole thing went off without a hitch. the ceremony included a performance by the beach boys. other stars on hand included wynonna judd. this tradition dates back to calvin coolidge, 1923.
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>> good time in my town of washington there. in gridlock when they shut down the roads as well. >> you must love that. it's like when the rockefeller tree lighting happens in new york city, it's beautiful for everybody who doesn't live in the city. and for people who do, you just want to get where you're going. >> it sounds very grinch like that we're complaining about that. >> it looks like they had a good time in washington, though. it's iconic to see the beach boys singing about beach-themed things singing a christmas show. >> you know, when it's chilly outside, you want to think about the beach. ♪ let's go surfin' now ♪ everybody's learnin' how ♪ come on and safari i think we've gone too far. >> i think we have. coming up, a tribute to the worst movie star ever. how james franco's "the disaster artist" pays homage to the room and why critices and our producer, brian, are loving it. plus, meet the identitarians. what we're learning about this growing nationalist movement the across europe that critics say encourages violence against
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trump's retweeting of what's described as a far-right anti-muslim group in britain is shedding new light on so-called identitarians. >> it's at the heart of a growing movement of nationalists across europe that critics are calling alarming and ominous. we're all up all "nightline" with abc's james longman. >> reporter: across europe, this ultra conservative rhetoric now seeping out to the fringes and into the mainstream, following the migration crisis has been a resurgence if right wing thought. >> this is the culture we have in europe. we don't have an islam culture here. >> reporter: from the streets of germany to packed stadiums in france, battling to regain what they say their countries are losing. the traditional identity, their culture, their heritage. that message amplified with a click of a button, when president trump tweeted a string of inflammatory videos purporting to show violence
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committed by muslims. >> mr. president, why have you been retweeting anti-muslim videos? >> reporter: the three videos originally shared by an anti-islam group called britain first. a group known for hate-filled incitement. but condemnation came swiftly from britain's highest office. >> britain first is a hateful organization. >> reporter: and it turned out the attacker in this video wasn't a muslim migrant after all. the attacker was actually dutch. tweeting to the president, facts do matter. yet the white house doubled down, denying the president was pushing anti-muslim propaganda. >> look, i'm not talking about the nature of the video. i think you're focussing on the wrong thing. >> reporter: instead, making a case for national security. >> the threat is real. that's what the president is talking about. the need for military spending. the need for national security. those are very real things. there's nothing fake about that. >> reporter: today porous borders and changing demographics seem to be reviving
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some of those view s >> stop the immigration. . to keep going -- i think it's one of the most important things. >> reporter: reimmigration. >> yes. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> to bring the people back, to give them the opportunity to go back to their countries. >> reporter: he is the 26-year-old head of the identitarian group here in france. he was quick to point out what he says led to his black eye. >> i was attacked from muslims. we stand on the street and they attacked us from behind. there was no reason before. >> reporter: you're saying muslims attacked you. >> yeah. >> reporter: since he didn't go to the police, there's no way to substantiate his claim. he insists his views are not bigoted. >> i don't have the feeling of supremacy because i'm white. christians and muslims have the same god. >> reporter: yeah, of course. >> they just beat themselves
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my believing is the better one. >> reporter: i think for people watching at home, they might think that the logic starts to run out when you say that you don't think that your culture is better, but they should leave. >> it's my own culture. it's the culture of my parents, of my uncles. and we have a duty, anyway, to keep going on. >> reporter: joel, a researcher says the immigration argument is masking the real message. >> the ideas are fundamentally rooted in racist, islamaphobic. often they're extremely anti-semitic, homophobic, goes well beyond saying it's just about immigration. >> reporter: hints of sentiments re-emerging. a rather interesting display of books here. one here called "homo terror".
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about the jewish lobby in poland. on this day, there aren't crowds clamoring for these books. and despite the strong showing, at this independence rally, these demonstrators remain in the minority for now. yet, with every chant, every footstep and every tweet, their message is growing louder. i'm james longman in warsaw. >> our thanks to james longman there. coming up, the world war ii veteran they are calling the running man. >> and he's only 100 years young. >> that's it? >> we'll have his story straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." his story straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." now"
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that day, for no particular reason, i decided to go for a that day, for no particular reason, i decided to go for a little run. so i ran till the end of the road. and when i got there, i thought
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maybe i'd run to the end of town. >> that famous scene from one of my favorite movies "forrest gulf of mexico," could have been written about orville rogers. >> the world war ii veteran just decided to go for a run one day when he was 50 years old. and 50 years later he's still running and setting records. here's david muir. >> reporter: a bomber pilot who went on to become a commercial pilot. and after decades of flying, this father, grandfather and great-grandfather hung up his wings and laced up his shoes instead, becoming a marathon runner. he'd go on to compete in national races, setting 13 world records, training every other day. and at 100, his secret? >> i eat right most of the time. i have a wonderful, supportive family and lots of wonderful friends. >> reporter: over the weekend, surrounded by those family and friends all wearing t-shirts with orville's face right there
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on them, at 100, orville leading the way. >> good job, guys! >> reporter: each of them sharing some of the distance, collectively 100 miles all to mark orville's milestone. and when it was done -- ♪ happy birthday >> reporter: the cake, 100 on top and the planes he once flew, too, and 100 reasons to celebrate. >> i'm overwhelmed. >> reporter: orville grateful. >> how great it is to be alive. >> reporter: go, orville, go! he is america strong. >> such a cool story. our thanks to david muir for that report. i like him saying, i eat well. most of the time. >> most of the time. i want to say happy birthday to orville, and just watching him run and his family support him, that's really cool. >> inspiring so many people. all right, coming up, we have a tribute, very different kind of tribute. this one's to the worst movie in the world. >> we're getting a sneak peek at how the "disaster artist" takes
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♪ time for "insomniac theater," previewing two movies opening this weekend. >> we start with "wonder wheel" a woody allen film, set in the 1950s coney island, and a waitress is played by kate winslet and a lifeguard played by justin timberlake. the critics say it looks beautiful but aren't too kind to woody allen's script. kate winslet is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking in the role delivering one of the finest performances of her career. >> she's great. >> she is great. and there is one about j.t. the one sore thumb is justin timberlake. he goes on to say he looks right but sounds wrong, wearing his
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new york accent like a second hand coat. j.t. that was not my review. that was his. secondhand coat. j.t. that was not my review. that was his. we want to bring in our producer brian, because he is so excited about this. brian, i understand this is a contribute to "the room," and i loved that movie. brie larson was excellent in it. >> yeah, but that's "room." this is "the room." and it's not the worst movie in the world -- well, actually, it is. but it's a bizarrely-bad movie from 2009. that's generated a cult following. >> but you loved it. >> i loved it because of acting achievements like this. >> ooh. >> i did not hit her. that's not true. it's bull [ bleep ]. i did not hit her. i did not. oh, hi, mark. >> yeah, that's a good one. so this is so bad, they use it film to teach whatnot to do in film school. >> oh, wow.
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>> quite an achievement. to monday or the cinematic masterpiece, james franco plays the star and director in the disaster artist. i'm great at reading the prompter. he plays the writer and director and star of "the room." >> page 17, action. >> i hit her. >> no. you want to change the line? >> you're doing great, man. we'll get there. >> action. action. action. action. >> i can't hear in here. >> say action so i can hear. >> okay. >> it was really great. people really don't know how this movie was made and if the actual critic sat through it, they probably ended their career out of sheer despair. it's killing it, 95% on rotten tomatoes. the movie was bad but the tribute was good.
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this morning on "world news now," the verdict is in. >> an illegal immigrant on trial for the death of kate steinle acquitted. the president weighing in immediately. and breaking overnight, drama in the senate. the tax bill that appeared to be nearly a done deal hits a snag. staffers are now working through the night on changes to that bill. we'll tell you what happens next. and plus, matt lauer's apology as he's seen in public for the first time since being fired and after nbc reports there are at least as many as eight women accusing him of misconduct. and the interspecies rivalry. who is smarter? >> i know the answer. >> cats or dogs? hmm, where do rabbits fit into the equation, more importantly. >> frank. >> we're going to get to the
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bottom of this on this friday, december 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you didn't think that's where i was going, did you? >> i did not. i think people are going to be mad by what my guess will be. >> a big welcome back to kenneth moten in for kendis this morning. >> great to be here, great to be here. where's kendis? >> who? >> we can't say. right. >> i don't know. >> kendis. >> kendis is away at the moment. >> he is. he's always taking time off. >> he will show us all about where he is when he returns. in the meantime, we are being kept in suspension, but we are going to have more, of course, with kenneth and with the whole debate over the cats and dogs. we're going to start i think so off with news this morning. yes, we begin with heartbreaking not-guilty verdict, the family of kate steinle who was shot while walking on a san francisco pier. jose garcia zarate admits to shooting steinle, but insists the gun misfired in the a freak accident. he had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation at the time of the
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incident. immigration officials announced they will deport the mexican national again. >> president trump weighed in last night tweeting that verdict is, quote, disgraceful adding also no wonder the people of our country are so angry with illegal immigration. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: after more than two painful years for kate steinle's family, a verdict many did not expect. jose zarate found not guilty of murder and involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of the 32-year-old on this san francisco pier on july of 2015. >> we believe the verdict is a correct and accurate reflection of the law and what happened. >> reporter: he said he found the gun under a chair on the pier and when he examined it, it accidentally fired. the bullet ricocheted, hitting steinle as she walked with her
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father about 90 feet away. >> our greatest fear is that mr. garcia zarate would not be able to get a fair trial. >> reporter: garcia zarate was in the country illegally after being deported several times and had multiple convictions. it became part of the national immigration debate. >> from day one, this case was used as a means to foment hate. >> reporter: attorney general jeff sessions reacted to the verdict, writing in a statement that garcia zarate would not have been on the streets of san francisco if the city simply honored an i.c.e. detainer. the six men and six women on the jury were ordered not to factor garcia zarate's immigration status into their decision. after nearly five weeks of testimony and arguments, it took them six days of deliberating to reach their verdict. >> we will respect that decision. >> reporter: garcia zarate was found guilty on a firearms possession charge and is now awaiting sentencing on that
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conviction. kenneth and diane? >> marci, thank you. and such a case that involves so much at the heart of the immigration debate in this country. >> this was huge during the 2016 campaign. we know that president trump, then candidate trump, he mentioned kate steinle at almost every rally that we covered. >> for a lot of people, they are seeing this acquittal as a sign that those arguments made by the president and others on that side were wrong. but for those on that side, the case, the facts of the case still remain that was deported five times. he was back in the country again, had served a federal prison sentence, was in san francisco to serve a sentence for drug dealing and then san francisco released him. it just goes to the heart of the sanctuary city debate and whether or not these cities should be able to avoid federal law and release these people on the streets and the fact that he was found to have this all be an accident, essentially, and found not guilty in it complicates this whole story for the fact that it's at the center of the debate. >> even though the local trial is over, obviously this has a
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lasting impact. because now we've got federal government that's looking at sanctuary cities hard, the trump administration is going to continue on. >> they're also considering bringing federal charges against him now. this may not be the end of this case, but certainly sparking a lot of debate this morning. moving on to washington. senate republicans are struggling to find ways to scale back the gop tax bill to appease growing can concerns that it would balloon the deficit. >> the legislation gained momentum when senator john mccain said he would vote for it, but it hit a snag when the parliamentarian found it was against the rules to add automatic triggers to increase taxes if growth did not meet expectations. abc's ali rogin explains where things stand now. >> reporter: they have to make changes to this bill that are so
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big and so significant that they called off votes all together last night. they say votes will start again today, but we don't know exactly what they're going to be voting on or how much the bill changed overnight. the big sticking point is from senator bob corker, who doesn't like that this bill increases the deficit by so much. $1.5 trillion to be exact. >> senator jeff flake shares corker's concerns about the deficit. senator ron johnson is still withholding support as he pushes for more benefits for business owners and senator susan collins remains undecided. also in washington, a major shake-up is apparently in the works with secretary of state rex tillerson reportedly on his way out. sources tell abc news, the white house has crafted a plan to oust rex tillerson by the end of the year. they've lined up cia director mike pompeo to take his place. the president was asked yesterday if he still wants tillerson on the job and he responded "rex is here." >> chief of staff kelly called our department this morning and said that the rumors are fought true, that those reports are not true. that is what i've been told, that's what we've been told. >> the president has publicly undercut tillerson on several occasions. he tweeted that tillerson was wasting his time trying to negotiate with north korea. he also said he liked the secretary of state to be a little tougher. tillerson has refused to confirm
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or deny the report that he called the president a moron. john conyers is in the hospital recovering from a stress-related illness. but if in washington, calls for his resignation because of sexual harassment claims are only getting louder. abc's mary bruce is on the hill. >> reporter: on capitol hill, resounding chorus calling for congressman conyers to go. >> congressman conyers should go. >> have you said that to him? >> i'm saying it to you now. >> reporter: the powerful chair of the congressional black caucus says he's urged conyers to step aside. >> this is not going to get better, in fact, obviously, it's getting worse. >> reporter: democrats have been treading gingerly for days, but the accusations are piling up. marion brown who worked for conyers spoke out for the first time. >> he asked me to satisfy him
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sexually. he pointed to areas of -- genital areas of his body, and asked me to, you know, touch it. >> reporter: conyers admits paying brown a secret $27,000 settlement, but denies all allegations of misconduct. the controversy is taking a toll on the 88-year-old congressman, hospitalized with stress-related illness. but his lawyers made it clear, he is not resigning. >> nancy pelosi didn't elect the congressman and she sure as hell won't be the one to tell him to leave. >> reporter: we've just learned exclusively of a settlement for claims against disgraced congressman eric massa. close to $100,000 in taxpayer money secretly paid to two male
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staffers, the largest settlement of its kind that we know of for misconduct by a single lawmaker. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. congressman joe barton has reversed course and now says he will not seek another term. a naked picture of the texas republican was released last week. barton apologized for that and said he could be a victim of revenge porn. he had announced he would seek a 18th term in congress, but faced growing pressure at home to retire. barton is the seventh member of congress from texas who will not run for re-election. the suspect in the tampa serial killings made his first appearance in court. howell donaldson iii appeared via video wearing shackles and an anti-suicide vest. he didn't enter a plea, but a hearing on tuesday morning will determine whether he remains held without bond. police still aren't sure of the motive for the killings. american airlines says it hasn't canceled any holiday season flights despite a
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scheduling glitch that allowed too many pilot toes take time off during the end of the year. a few hundred its late december flights still don't have pilots scheduled to fly them. the pilots union said more than 1500 flights lacked a full crew. it claims it's still the case for thousands of flights. >> so how are your flying skills these day? >> you know what? i can do it. yeah? >> to get home to mama, i'm going to do it. >> we have an applicant. we have details from california about a suspected cash thief who may not have planned this one out perfectly. >> police say the man snatched this $300,000 ferrari that you see right there in a service center in orange county, but the car must have been running on empty. minutes later, police received a report that the thief was begging people for gas money. >> when officers showed up, he ran off. he was caught hiding behind some bushes at a hotel. usually a red flag with someone with a ferrari doesn't have gas money. >> the important question. did he get the premium?
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>> oh, right. you've got to make sure you get the good gas in the ferrari. you don't want the cheap stuff. that's the moral of the story. >> it really is. got to get the premium, guys. coming up, the science experiment on live tv that comes within inches of disaster. wait until you see what happens next. plus, matt lauer addresses the allegations that cost him his job. you're watching "world news now." legations that cost him his job. you're watching "world news now." hey, chad! i missed you. ah! i was in the tree watching you, and then i fell. i'm not eating pizza from the trash. then i discovered mucinex. huge difference. one pill lasts 12 hours, and i'm good. oh, here kitty, kitty...ah! not a cat, not a cat! why take 4-hour medicine? just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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we're looking at a scene from suburban chicago, those flames are coming from a burning car, but get this. you see crews rush in to pull the driver to safety, but that driver apparently didn't want to get out. they eventually did manage to rescue him. police say 71-year-old had just left the scene of a hit and run. he's now in critical condition. two officers were also treated for burns and smoke inhalation. music and movie mogul russell simmons is stepping down as head all his companies after a claim of sexual assault. a screenwriter says in 1991, simmons offered her a ride home, locked the car door and ordered his driver to take them to his house. that's where she says simmons sexually assaulted her. simmons denies the assault but
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says while her memory is very different than mine, while i have never been violent, i have been thoughtless. and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and i sincerely apologize. and we're getting new details in this morning about the alleged sexual misthe conduct of former nbc "today" show host matt lauer. >> nbc is now saying that there may be as many as eight accusers, and it comes one day after lauer was fired by the network and breaks his silence about the accusations. here's abc's maggie rulli. >> reporter: one day after being fired from nbc, we see matt lauer for the first time leaving his home on long island in these photos taken by dailymail.com. >> our top stories is once again about our former colleague, matt lauer he. >> reporter: as multi the many allegations broke, he breaks his silence with a statement saying, some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. since one female colleague
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wednesday to nbc on monday with allegations, at least two other women have made formal complaints about matt lauer to nbc news. one of those women also went to the "new york times" with her allegation, saying that in 2001, lawyer summoned her to his office, asked her to unbutton her blouse, which she did. at some point, she passed out with her pants halfway down to the floor. she woke up with him asking his assistant to take her to the nurse. nbc doubled down on their initial statement. unequivocally denying that any prior management had any knowledge of the complaints prior to this week. jeff zucker, the president and former ceo of nbc universal said he had no idea. >> obviously, i've known matt for 25 years, and i didn't now this matt. >> reporter: but "variety" magazine says these accounts are not adding up. >> it is at odds with our
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reporting. we have talked to dozens of current and former staffer whose say that there was general knowledge within all ranks of nbc. >> reporter: in a call with employees on monday, nbc news president andrew lack said he could not get into the details of the accusations, but he did say there was a power dynamic in play that made the encounters inappropriate. maggie rulli, nbc news, new york 37. >> maggi, thank you. coming up in the next half hour, the seismic shake-up along the east coast. what we're learning about the rare earthquake that shook buildings from virginia to connecticut. but first, a manhunt under way in las vegas. we're getting a first look at the brazen holdup at the bellagio, that's next on "world news now." holdup at the bellagio, that's next.
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the vault at the bellagio safeguards every dime that passes through each of the casinos above it, and we're going to rob it. >> smash and grab job, huh? >> slightly more complicated than that. >> yeah. >> i'm sure you know it, that's george clooney and matt damon in 2001, plotting the heist at the
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famous bellagio casino on the strip. >> but we're getting a look at the real-life robbery at the bellagio. it's a far less elaborate plot and the guy didn't have the help of matt damon or anyone. we have more on how he pulled it off. >> reporter: security cameras catch the robber strolling into the bellagio wearing glasses, a wig, a hat and a bandage across his face, strolling. he's armed. he's in the casino, straight to the poker room. >> went up to the poker cage and proceeded to rob the cage and took off with an unknown amount of cash. >> reporter: the gun stays hidden. the clerk quietly, quickly hands over cash. it's over in seconds. no one was hurt. the robber is now breaking into a jog as he makes for the exit, brushing past an unsuspecting woman on his way out the cops are called. >> white male, 40s.
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>> reporter: cameras pick up his silver chevy peeling off the property. >> whatever amount of cash he got is not enough to face a lifetime in prison. >> reporter: vegas police believe this was a one-man job. they've recovered the getaway car, but now 48 hours after that audacious daylight hit, the robber remains at large. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> what? >> how do you stroll through a casino with a mask on your face. people are really into their gambling. that's what we're learning here. >> those floors are really big. you have to go through the entrance. it's a maze. >> it takes a little while. >> it's a maze. >> the suspect's described as a white male, 30-40 years old, 160 pounds, and police are asking for anyone with information to call and give them a ring. he's still out there. >> that's incredible. if you see him, call the police. speaking of incredible, who's smarter, cats or dogs? >> and a live tv experiment, "the mix" and the polka, next.
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♪ it is time for "the mix." and we're going to start things off with a very cool study out. a live tv experiment, "the mix" and the polka, next. . surprised?
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♪ it is time for "the mix." and we're going to start things off with a very cool study out. there's been this huge, life-long debate of who is smarter, cats or dogs, and now science is giving an answer. a recent scientific study shows dogs have twice as many neurons in their brains as cats do. they have approximately 500 million neurons in their brains, cats 250 million, which means that dogs are twice as smart as cats the and as a huge dog fan, i'm loving this story. take that, cat people! take -- >> i don't want to make the cat people angry by saying cat people. that was not said in a derogatory way. but i will say i am surprised, as well, but i knew this. dogs are just rambunctious.
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>> more neurons. >> cats are smarter for the fact that they're lazy and just want to relax sometimes. so, you know, but are rabbits, though? >> sure, rabbits are smarter than both of them. >> no, they're not. frank is not that smart, apparently. >> what do you mean? yess has approximately 71 million neurons. >> this study is fiction! fiction! polka! ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," the high stakes negotiations overnight in washington. the republicans tax cuts are now possibly scaled back over concerns of how much they'll add to the deficit. we have a status report, just ahead. and there is a rex-ic strategy, you've heart of brexit, but now there is a rex-it strategy to remove him from post. meanwhile, british parliament leaders unleashing their anger with the president over hesitate tweets. and new this half hour, honoring the newest overnight hero. >> a late night craving led a man to a waffle house. when he got there, everyone was sleeping. take a guess what he did neck. and call it the perfect remix. ed sheeran and beyonce.
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the emotional acoustic guitar duet that's melting our hearts and moving our souls. that was december for a friday. it's december 1st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> breaking our souls. >> can i get a breaking news banner for that? beyonce -- >> oh, i see. it's part of that. >> featuring beyonce. it's not beyonce's new song, even though she's always dropping a new song here and there, right? >> we are going into get into this, but we have to start things off with a little news and start the last half hour with the scramble to push tax reform over the finish line. >> the gop tax bill is in a state of flux this morning. republics are trying to scale back some of the cuts to security crucial support from
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senators worried about adding to the deficit. they're also working on a major new rewrite but holding out hope of passing it today. >> abc's ali rogin has the latest from capitol hill for us. >> reporter: they have to make changes to this bill that are so big and so significant that they called off votes all together last night. they say votes will start again today, but we don't know exactly what they're going to be voting on or how much the bill changed overnight. the big sticking point is from senator bob corker, who doesn't like that this bill increases the deficit by so much. $1.5 trillion to be exact. senators have been working towards a deal to get him on board.
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they wanted to includen an option to raise taxes at some point down the road if the cuts don't lead to the sort of economic growth republicans were hoping for. this option had been known as the trigger. but when this went to the senate parliamentarian, she said it violated the rules. so last night, they went back to the drawing board, negotiating, trying to make a deal on more permanent tax increases. but there was just too much work to do to have senators wait around. so the votes got punted to 11:00 a.m. last night, republicans seemed confident that they would get a deal done, but on what? we don't really know. and we're not sure they know, either. diane, kenneth. ali, thanks. also breaking overnight, president trump is blasting the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of an undocumented verdict >> the murder of kate steinle made headlines during the presidential campaign and just hours ago the president tweeted that the acquittal is quote, disgraceful. he said no wonder the people of the country are so angry with illegal immigration. jose zarate says he never meant to shoot her. saying the gun discharged accidently. the bullet then ricocheted into steinle. he had been deport the five times before the incident.
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his attorney says his immigration status had no relevance to this case. >> this case was used as a means to foment hate, to foment division. to foment a program of mass deportation. it was used to catapult a presidency along that philosophy of hate of others. and i believe today is a vindication for the rights of immigrants. >> attorney general jeff sessions is blaming san francisco's sanctuary city status for steinle's death calling it preventible. the justice department is now considering filing federal charges against garcia zarate, and immigration officials say they plan to deport him. criticism is coming in from some democrats, including congressman eric swalwell who says he
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couldn't disagree more with this verdict. democratic lawmakers looking into russian election meddling are growing increasingly frustrated with attorney general jeff sessions. after a closed door meeting with sessions, they said he refused to answer when asked if president trump ever instructed him to block federal probes. but congressman adam schiff acknowledged that they can't force sessions to answer without the help of the republicans. meanwhile, the "new york times" is reporting that the president had repeatedly urged top republican senators to end the investigation. richard bird told the times that the president told him he hoped he could conclude the probe as quickly as possible, but bird said he did not feel pressure. sources say the president expressed similar concerns to others over the summer but they down-played it as actions of a political newcomer. in his first interview as secretary of state in march, rex tillerson said he didn't initially want the job. well, he may not have it much longer.
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abc news has learned the white house is working on what could become a rex-it strategy. abc's cecelia vega has more. >> reporter: in the oval office, hardly a vote of confidence from president trump. do you want rex tillerson on the job, mr. president? >> he's here, rex is here. >> reporter: but the question, for how much longer? abc news has learned white house officials have a plan to replace secretary of state rex tillerson, an ouster that could come in a matter of weeks. they've even lined up a possible replacement, cia director, mike pompeo with arkansas senator tom cotton possibly replacing pompeo at the cia. the state department downplaying the news. >> the secretary is someone who does not get ruffled easily. >> reporter: president trump has repeatedly and very publicly undercut his own secretary of state, saying tillerson was, quote, wasting his time trying to negotiate with north korea, even calling him weak. >> sometimes i'd like him to be a little bit tougher, but other than that, we have a very good relationship. >> reporter: and there was the
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report that tillerson told colleagues his boss was quote, a moron. >> i'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that. >> reporter: the president responding, if he did that, i guess we'll have to compare i.q. tests, and i can tell you who is going to win. publicly at least, the white house maintains tillerson still has a job. can we deduce from that the president has confidence in the secretary of state? >> i think i addressed that pretty clearly just now. >> is that a yes? >> as i've just said, when it comes to questions like this, of senior staff, when the president loses confidence in somebody, they'll no longer be here. >> reporter: now what is being said publicly and privately about rex tillerson's fate are two different things. sources say he could be out by the end of the year, but the state department made it very clear and public when they said john kelly called over there to let them know that the rumors about rex tillerson are not true. cecelia vega, abc news, the white house. >> our thanks to cecelia vega there. now to britain, where there's plenty of anger at president trump.
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many british officials are outraged at the president's retweeting of three anti-muslim videos. >> british prime minister theresa may called trump's retweets the wrong thing to do and the president told may to focus on radical islamic terrorism in the uk instead of on him. now some members of parliament want may to revoke an invitation for trump to visit britain. >> action is needed now, not a slap on the wrist! cancel the state visit. >> by sharing it, he is either a racist, incompetent or unthinking or all three. >> so far, all may has said about trump's state visit is that there is an invitation that has been extended and accepted, but no date has been set. a top leader in the house of commons has already said trump will not be invited to address parliament whenever his visit occurs. if you haven't checked on your investments in a while, surging stocks may make it a good time to do that. the dow jones closed in november
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topping 24,000 for the first time. it took just 30 days to move 1,000 points. the other major averages posted high gains. there are several reasons, including strong earnings and the possibility of a tax break. we know it begs the question, what would dow? >> this story is certainly triggering the question for many. a south carolina man had a decision to make when he tried to cure his late-night munchies with a trip to the waffle house. but after waiting and waiting and waiting, he finally realized the staff was asleep. >> anyone here? >> so alex bowen, in west columbia, decided to take matters into his own hands, jumping into the kitchen, firing up the grill, and making his own breakfast. >> scattered, smothered, diced hash browns. >> covered! >> he didn't make any hash browns.
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he cooked up a double texas bacon cheese steak melt with extra pickles. >> keeping it light. >> all while snapping selfies, because i could do the same. after he ate, he cleaned up and left. i would not have cleaned up, though. >> he said he even cleaned up the grill. he photographed the sleeping employees, which they probably didn't appreciate. that night he didn't pay, but he did go back the following afternoon and there he said he gave the employee $5. >> down the hill from my alma mater, the university of south carolina. >> we feel you, waffle house employees, we feel you. >> yes, we do. coming up, the hunt for a pint sized jewel thief after a mother directs her young son on what to steal from behind the counter. see what they got away with. and dwayne "the rock" johnson sports a new look for the holidays. what he's telling fans to leave for him on christmas eve after he comes done the chimney. that's ahead in "the skinny." but first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather,
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police in arkansas are police in arkansas are looking for a woman who they say
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used valuable mother/son time to steal valuables from this jewelry store. surveillance video shows the young boy crawling behind a display case and mom pointing out what she wants. he managed to get about $30,000 worth of jewels according to police. mom faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor if she's caught. turning now to that rare 4.1 earthquake that rattled the east coast. >> it was felt all the way from virginia to new england. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: surrounded by new jersey, philadelphia and baltimore, it was centered northeast of dover, delaware, more than four miles under the surface. >> i heard a loud bang and saw the fence in front of us shake. >> our neighbor came running out wanting to know if we felt it. i didn't feel it, but i heard it. >> reporter: unlike the west coast, quakes are somewhat rare in the northeast and mid-atlantic. >> we have seen earthquakes in
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every state of the eastern seaboard, with the exception of florida. i don't think that you are immune. you just get them a lot less often. >> reporter: the quake, 200 miles from the epicenter of the august 2011, 5.8 virginia quake, which rattled washington, d.c., causing $200 million to $300 million in damage to the washington monument, the washington cathedral and 600 residential properties. dover air force base tells us there were no reports of damages or injuries there. in fact, this earthquake may not have caused any serious damage. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> what are you doing? >> earthquake. >> oh, i see. it's okay. we're going to be all right. >> we're not used to that out here. >> this is like when other areas get snow and buffalo just laughs. the west coast is laughing at the east coast right now, freaking out over this. >> cecelia vega laughed at us. you know what else is called an earthquake? ed sheeran and beyonce. and prince george's christmas list directly to santa. "the skinny" is coming up next.
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♪ so skinny time for "the skinny," starting with ed sheeran's new remix of "perfect." and he's getting a little help with this one. he is. the original song appears on his third album. and the new version augments his soulful sway with an acoustic guitar duet and beyonce. take a listen. ♪ i found a man ♪ stronger than anyone i know ♪ he shares my dreams ♪ i hope that someday we'll share our home ♪ >> woo! >> yeah. >> so nice. >> that's good stuff. >> by the way, this isn't the first time sheeran and beyonce have collaborated. they performed "drunken love" together two years ago. and they were on stage at the grammys. >> sheeran also told jimmy fallon that he hung out with
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beyonce and jay-z over pizza. >> basically, they're besties. >> i would like to go to their house for pizza. there i said it. >> by the way, ed sheeran's the man. he's like bff with everybody. >> taylor swift, katy perry -- >> people from "game of thrones" fans. >> that's true. people from "game of thrones," they love ed sheeran. next, to the sexiest santa claus ever. my best friend, dwayne "the rock" johnson stripped-down to his santa vest and brought the little hat and candy cane for the latest cover of "entertainment weekly." >> last year, the sexiest man alive called him self dewanta claus, telling the magazine, let's spread some much-needed holiday joy. he likes tequila, have that ready when he comes down the chimney. >> got it. i will purchase tequila immediately.
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also, he's still the sexiest pan alive. just because "people" didn't rate him that doesn't mean it's not true. >> right. meanwhile, johnson's production company hit the record for most cereal boxes toppled, 2,686 boxes in total. the cereal is all being sent to local los angeles charities that feed the homeless. >> nice. is my cinnamon toast crunch in there? can i get a few boxes of that? >> i've got lots of tequila, dewanta. just saying. >> under the desk here. next, because you're third if line for the british throne does not mean you don't have a christmas list for santa. >> that's right. prince william personally delivered his 4-year-old's christmas list to santa. >> he said he has it written down. should i do this in an english accent? >> yes, please. >> he hasn't written down many requests, so i think one request is probably -- okay. >> i wish we could turn the cameras around to get our floor manager's facial expression right now. >> pip, pip, cheerio.
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>> laughing hysterically. >> i'm sorry. >> that is the worst british accent. >> i didn't say the hip, hip cheerio. >> young prince george reportedly asked for one thing under the tree this year, a police car. he even left four of the five lines on the preprinted note conspicuously empty after circling nice on the list. now to a live tv moment that could have been a disaster. >> almost as bad as his accent. >> a scientist in australia was showing how to make a little rocket using liquid nitrogen when this happened. here. can you take a -- this just seems like it's going to go bad. >> standing by, totally harmless. >> oh! >> she pointed it down. don't do -- >> see, he gave it to her to hold but didn't quite tell her what to do with it. >> oh, yikes. >> and it nearly smacks her right in the face.
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north korea says their new missile could reach the entire u.s. mainland with a nuclear warhead. >> the intercontinental ballistic missile stayed higher and longer than any missile ever tested by the north koreans. the icbm could potentially reach all the way across the continental u.s. >> i will only tell you that we will take care of it. it is a situation that we will handle. we have just learned that nbc's matt lauer has been fired and it's because of reports of, quote, inappropriate sexual behavior. >> this is a sad day here at "today" and nbc news. our colleague matt lauer has been terminated by this get network. >> lauer once gave an employee a sex toy and explicit note. another the female employee reportedly claims he summoned her to his office and dropped his pants. and they say he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. the american princess. prince harry asks a woman he met
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from the u.s. to be his wife. the history immediate, the first american who will now officially join the royal family. >> he got on one knee. >> she didn't let me finish. i was like, can i give you the ring? she goes, oh, yes, the ring. the little diamonds on the side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together. >> so we're learning some new secrets about the famous radio city rockette. >> if you want to be a rockette, you have to be ready to do 300 eye-high leg kicks. >> 300? >> 300. >> okay, ready? one, two, three. >> does that count? >> we made three. >> wow, good job. >> so -- >> work on that. >> we'll keep our night jobs, i suppose. finally, a celebrity sighting. >> oh, my gosh. >> we missed this in "the skinny." let's get back to it. very important. jason alexander had a big day. >> george costanza. >> did he say oh, my god, are you kenneth moten?
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making news in america this morning, not guilty. the undocumented immigrant charged with killing katie steinle on a san francisco pier is acquitted of murder. >> from day one, this case was used as a means to foment hate. >> this morning the president's response and the new action that could bring the case back into the spotlight. tax plan setback. a late night drama on capitol hill after a new estimate reveals how much the republican tax cuts will add to the deficit. this morning the struggle for a deal and the word one lawmaker is using to describe the process. new details in the matt lauer sexual misconduct scandal as more accusers come forward. this morning lauer's ex-wife is coming to his defense. parenting alert. new evidence that being addicted to their smartphone can alter a teenager's brain.

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